District headquarters: Bwagaoia
Number of LLGs: 4 - Bwanabwana Rural,
Louisiade Rural, Yaleyemba Rural, Murua Rural
Number of wards: 89
About Samarai Murua
This district covers a large area of ocean and includes the
Woodlark, Marshall Bennet, Budibudi, Louisiade and Engineer
Islands. It includes a small portion of the southern end of the
mainland, including the area around Samarai islands.
Mixed staples and coconut cultivation as well as fishing are the
main sources of food with low incomes available for trade of
these goods and betel nut. Misima Island once provided income
earning opportunities and royalties from the goldmine, however,
this has ceased since the closure of the mine.